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  • Bile Fascination: The fact that the film holds the record for most Razzies won and is considered one of the worst films ever made certainly helps.
  • Critical Research Failure: The film claims that Jack and Jill are "identical" twin siblings, for the sake of having Adam Sandler's face on both a man and a woman. Identical twins are made from a single fertilized egg cell, which results in single-gender offspring. Fraternal twins are from separately fertilized egg cells and almost always subvert Strong Family Resemblance as a result, counting as twins because they were born at roughly the same time.
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  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Al Pacino, because he was the only character that anyone in the audience one could care about, compared to the unlikable cast. And that's not even getting into Dunkaccino.
  • Fridge Horror: As Jay Bauman observed, the gag of Jill sitting on a horse and crushing its legs becomes way darker when you realise that in all likelihood, that horse was put down in front of crying children.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Jill accused Subway spokesman Jared Fogle of hanging out with two hookers as a joke in the film... before Fogle was found guilty of possessing child pornography and having sex with minors.
  • Ham and Cheese: Out of the entire cast, Al Pacino is the only one who brings energy to the movie, and it's a lot of energy.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • After reviewing the commercial for Dunkin' Donuts, Al Pacino demands that Jack "burn this" and every copy of it after expressing disgust at the results. Many viewers and critics were quick to reinterpret this scene as a stab at the movie itself after they had seen it for themselves.
      • Speaking of which, Al's desire to "burn this" became even more Hilarious In Hindsight when Dunkaccino became a meme in 2020.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: A good chunk of Mexican viewers went to see the movie because it was the first foray of comedian Eugenio Derbez into a Hollywood film. Most of them were disappointed since his role in the movie was far smaller than the advertisements in Mexico made them believe.
    • Something similar happened on Spain with the spanish comedian Santiago Segura, whose role was used heavily at the Spanish ads to promote the film. Enough said that his role is at the same level of Eugenio Derbez.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Padding: The dinner scene after Jill arrives is the longest scene in the movie, and most of it is Jill embarrassing Jack mixed in with slapstick humor.
  • The Scrappy: Jill, for being rude and annoying and complaining a lot.
  • Signature Scene:
    • "What's my name? Dunkaccino!"
    • The CGI cockatoo drinking out of a chocolate fountain is also well-remembered, if only thanks to the infamous debates it caused on Tumblr.
  • So Bad, It's Good: Averted by the rest of the film, but the famous "Dunkaccino" scene is so cringeworthy that it can elicit a laugh.
  • Special Effect Failure
    • Most of the effects shots used to show Jack and Jill interacting on-camera are admittedly quite impressive, but there are a couple of shots, particularly on the cruise ship, where Jill's head doesn't quite sit on her body correctly, creating an Uncanny Valley effect.
    • A lot of the basketball game scene is shot in front of painfully obvious greenscreen.
  • Squick: The scene where Jill cuddles up with Jack with the former giving a Slasher Smile gives out incestuous undertones.
  • Strawman Has a Point: As mentioned below, when Jack's wife scolds him for yelling at Jill. Jack is meant to be Made Out to Be a Jerkass; however, Jack has every right to alienate his sister for being rude to anyone she meets and being a public nuisance. Along with Jill invading her brother's privacy when it's made clear that she's overstayed her welcome.
  • Tear Jerker: Even though it was CGI, seeing the poor hamster squirm while taped to Jack's son's back was just cruel.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: For fans of Adam Sandler's "GAP Girls" skit from SNL, it can be pretty disappointing to see his surprising talents at drag be put to such paltry use.
  • Took the Bad Film Seriously: Al Pacino's performance was the one part of this movie critics agreed was good, next to his Dunkin' Donuts commercial.
  • Trailer Joke Decay: Mark Kermode felt that the joke about Al Pacino's lack of Oscars was the only genuine laugh in the film, yet it was in all the trailers.
  • Unintentionally Unsympathetic: It's clear that whenever Jack yells at Jill, we're supposed to be siding with Jill, but she's often very rude and nasty to everyone she meets, and is generally a public nuisance, like when she takes a call while watching a film and then complains about how the people trying to shut her up are being so loud she can't hear the phone. She also invades every aspect of Jack's life (and had been invading upon every aspect of his life for years), even though it's clear he doesn't want her there, even extending her stay over many more weeks without asking Jack.
  • Wangst: Of all the things that Jill overreacts to, her freak-out at not having her own birthday cake at the party stands out, especially seeing how anything like the ginormous cake that she and Jack actually got would have to be ordered weeks (if not months) in advance, and Jill wasn't even originally supposed to be at the party.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Some viewers prefer ignoring the movie and skipping straight to the Dunkaccino ad.


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